I know what you are talking about because my male Green
Cheek (3 years old)doesnt like my husband or our oldest son
or really too many other people either and I hand raised
I also have an YN amazon that I adopted that doesnt care for
females for some reason I will never know but she does like
men. I have had her for 3 years and she is a lot better and
doesnt even try to bite me like she did but I dont handle
her as much (not to be mean I still give her lots of
attention like the other birds here but she just didnt know
how to control herself if that makes sense.....the more I
handled her the more I would get the bloody bites to the
bone but this last year has been so much better and she
seems more content this way too plus I do love no more bites
I can say for a fact but I still watch her :0)
but once they do pick a man or woman I dont know if they do
change to like the other gender. I hope other will post on
this as well but for now I am kinda in the same boat as you
are so dont feel alone. I do have other birds here in the
house and outside too so its not a big deal here but it
would be hard if that is your only bird I'm sure.
Its just not fair to your husband I know...maybe they are
jealous of us because we are their mates. I did buy my male
a female this year but he doesnt even like my husband going
around her either....its just never boring here I can say!!
I didnt ask if your birds wings are clipped or not but all
of my birds here are for me to have a little more control
and to keep them from going on to another birds cage where
trouble might start PLUS the guys can out run them if ever
need be :0)
Knock on wood things are good and that hasnt happened.
Hope this helps a little but maybe other will give some
better ideas that will help both of us too.
On 11/22/06, Misty wrote:
> I have had my beautiful Green Cheecked Conure for a little
> over a year now. In the entire time that we have had her
> she has refused to let my husband, son, or any other male
> near her. The pet store we got her from had the same
> problem. How can I get my "Baby" to let men near her?